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Mudslide kills 9 in India’s remote mountainous northeast

/ 02:33 PM July 11, 2018

GAUHATI, India — A government official said a mudslide triggered by monsoon rains has killed at least eight children and one woman in India’s remote northeast.

Deputy Commissioner Ravinder Singh said the mudslide hit small, tin-roofed homes on a hilltop in Tamenglong, a village in Manipur state, while the victims were sleeping on Tuesday night.

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Some of them were swept away by the floodwaters. Rescuers have reached the village to help other residents in the area, nearly 600 kilometers south of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, Singh said.

Mudslides are common in the June-September monsoon season in India.   /kga

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